I got a lot of requests with respect to providing the best possible Answers to Common Visa Interview Questions. So here it is. I have given the Answers the best possible way for the Common F-1 Visa Interview Questions. If you have a different way to Answer to these Questions, please post it in the Comment Box. So let’s have a look at the Answers of Common F-1 Visa Interview Questions.
1. Why Your GRE Scores are Low and why didn’t you try again for GRE?
Sir, with respect to low GRE Scores, the main reason was not managing the Time Properly, which had left me with a very small amount of time to tackle the remaining questions, as a result a fall in GRE Scores. The reason for not trying again is because I believed that with my Scores I would get into the University XYZ (The University that you got into). My Aim was to get into this University due to various factors and I got an admit from it. So that’s the reason I didn’t give my GRE Exam again.
(“This is my version for getting a low GRE Score but as everyone as their own reason for low GRE, specify that.”)
2. Why are your Academics Percentage/GPA on the lower side?
Again this is a question, which Answer will vary from one to another Student. But this is my version of it. As you can see Sir, my percentage was low in the First year because I the subjects where very general and not specific to my Field and also I had to adapt to the Semester pattern, but as you can see after that my Percentage is always on the Rise. So I understood my mistakes and I was very well able to adapt to the semester patterns which resulted in good percentage in the latter stages.
3. What are your plans after Graduation?
“After Graduation, I will certainly enjoy and go out with my friends and will try to Work in a US company during my OPT to gain valuable experience in the corporate field before returning to my country..” OR You can also put it this way “After Graduation I plan to work for few years in a US company to get a Corporate Experience in the US and then plan to come back to India.”
4. What is Special about the University that you have selected and have you contacted anyone in that University?
Sir the main reason for selecting the University XYZ is that, it has a good research facilities which can be really helpful to me if I decide to study further. Secondly the Professors are really good since I communicated with them and they gave me a complete detail regarding this course to me, which really made me feel to pursue my MS in this University. Finally the Curriculum is designed in such a way that I will be able to learn and gain a lot of Knowledge about my field.
5. What will you do if your student visa is Rejected?
Firstly I think, I gave my best in this Interview and I believe I should not be rejected, But if I am rejected then I will figure out the mistakes that I have made in the Interview and then re-apply, because I have set my goal to pursue my MS in this University. So I will look into the mistakes and re-apply as soon as possible Sir.
6. Why USA and not any other Country?
There are many reasons for selecting US. One of the reasons is The Universities in the US has a practical approach with respect to any field. So having a practical approach will help me in gaining more Knowledge regarding my field. Secondly the Universities in the US are ranked much better than any other Universities, and by Studying in the best Universities will certainly help me in gaining the Best Knowledge about my field.
7. Do you plan to pursue higher studies after MS?
At this moment Sir, my complete focus is on doing my Masters in my field. But if I am really interested in the research in the latter stages of my MS then certainly I will pursue my Further Studies, that is PhD Sir.
8. I think you will stay in USA and not come back to India. I think I have to reject you.
Sir, as I said I am planning to Work for few years for gaining a Corporate Experience in my field at this moment. I have my parents back in India, and I need to take care of them since they are both going to retire, So certainly I will be back to India and I would say that the assumption regarding me staying in US is wrong Sir.
9. So how are you planning to get funded for 2 to 3 years that you are going to stay in USA?
Sir as you have seen my Bank Statements and other records, I have the funding that is required for pursuing and completing my MS. Apart from that I will also get enrolled in Financial Aid that the University provides by which I can manage my Expenses that are required to live in the US Sir.
10. Why are you planning to go in Fall/Spring only?
As my Under Graduation will be completed in the month of May, I have decided not to waste anytime and go ahead with my Dream of pursuing MS in my field in this fall itself. That’s the reason I didn’t choose Spring Sir.
11. You are talking about research then why don’t you opt PhD rather than MS?
Sir, At this moment I have my fixed my Plans towards MS rather than PhD. The reason I was talking about research facilities is that if I intend to carry on with my Studies then I need not change my University plus Research facilities are really useful while you are doing your project work in your MS.
12. So you got admission to abc university. But xyz univ also has good course for same grad program as yours and it also has better ranking. Why didn’t you apply to xyz univ.
Apart from University Rankings, I always will choose a University which has the best professors. I have been in contact with Professors of abc University and I really was happy with their way of communication and how they explained about the course and other details regarding the University. Apart from this the Tuition fees of ABC University is within my reach which is also the reason I choose ABC over XYZ University. (This is a general Answer but the Answer will change depending on which two Universities are being compared).
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