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Fall 2017 Visa Experience: (Hyderabad Consulate | Pennsylvania State University | Data Analytics)

Rohan Deshmukh

Profile Details:

University: Pennsylvania State University
Course: MS in Data Analytics

First Attempt
Hyderabad Consulate
July 2017
Status: Approved

Visa Interview Experience:

VO: Please pass your i20 and passport

VO: What is your bachelor's aggregate?
In a scale of 10 its 9.01.

VO: What is your GRE score?

VO: How many bits in a byte?
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.
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?
I am from Instrumentation Background. (didn't waste a single second to respond. Still hope is intact)

VO: How you measure Resistance?
By using Ohm meter.

VO: How you are going to fund your education?
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?
Xx bank.

VO: What does your mother do?
She is a house wife.

VO: (Raised his eyebrows in anticipation of an answer)
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?
XX lakhs.

VO: I am approvingly your Visa. Enjoy your stay at Penn state.
(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.
VO: Smiled


  • 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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