Date: July 2017
Visa Interview Experience:
VO: Please pass your i20 and passport
VO: What is your bachelor's aggregate?
Me: In a scale of 10 its 9.01.
VO: What is your GRE score?
VO: How many bits in a byte?
Me: Sorry can you repeat it again. (he was speaking very fast. I didn't get a clue what he said.)
VO: Repeated the question with the same flow.
Me: Sorry I don't know about it. (By this time I thought I need to apply again.. not going to get this time.)
VO: It is from computer science background?
Me: I am from Instrumentation Background. (didn't waste a single second to respond. Still hope is intact)
VO: How you measure Resistance?
Me: By using Ohm meter.
VO: How you are going to fund your education?
Me: I have taken a loan of XX lakhs, University has awarded a scholarship of $15000. More over, I have some of my savings and if needed, my mom is ready to help me.
VO: From which bank you have taken loan?
Me: Xx bank.
VO: What does your mother do?
Me: She is a house wife.
VO: (Raised his eyebrows in anticipation of an answer)
Me: Actually my dad had been saving for my education. After he passed away, my mom started. vo interrupted..
VO: What is the total family savings?
Me: XX lakhs.
VO: I am approvingly your Visa. Enjoy your stay at Penn state.
Me: (by this time I realized what he was asking initially) Sir, answer to your 3rd question is 8.
8 bits in a byte. And thanks a lot.
- GRE 311
- TOEFL 100
- Cgpa 9.01
- University Gold medalist in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
- National player in football and cricket
- More than enough to write for co curricular and academics.
- Work experience of 3.2 years as a QA Automation Lead.
Confidence is the key.
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