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This is how my interview went on 12th May in Hyderabad consulate,

me – Good morning..
v.o – Good morning

V.O – What is the purpose of your visit to US?
me – To pursue Master of Business Administration

VO -What is your Gmat score?
me – I don’t have a gmat score but i have a toefl score

vo – Toefl is to assess your english speaking skills..for mba you need a gmat score..
me – I got admission in XXXX University and it doesn’t need a gmat score. And also I have a work experience of 5 years.

VO- …why did u opt for XXX university?
me – XXX is a reputed univ.. it has competent faculty..multicultural student base..useful educational programs.. it offers practical training…( he interrupted me ..)

vo- what is your college fee?
me- its around 16000$

vo – who is sponsoring your education?
me- my parents

vo- what do ur parents do?
me – my father is a central government employee and my mother is home maker

vo- how many universities did u apply for?
me- i have applied for XXX univ..

vo- only one univ..?
me- I sent my toefl scores to 4 universities..( interrupts)

vo- and you have applied for only one univ..
me- yes..i got good feedback from my seniors abt this univ..
while i was answering … he took a paper and checked an option on the paper, and put it in the passport and gave back my passport saying that your visa has been disapproved.

I have two options with me …I am from Hyderabad Consular District
Apply for another appointment from Mumbai or Chennai by May 27th..My college starts on June 4th..
Give my GMAT and apply for next semester.

Which is the best option…what changes do u suggest?

Visa Chances

Chances of getting visa next time will also be tough. 2 possible reasons

  • Application to one university
  • No GMAT

This is second F1 Visa interview experience where visa was rejected when student applies to only one university.