Here is an example of an interview recently happened in Mumbai visa center, for everyone’s reference here:
Intake: Fall 22
University: SUNY BUFFALO
Course: Financial Mathematics
Interviewee: Good Morning Ma’am
VO:(Nods her head). Pass me your passport
Interviewee: Yes here it is(Passed it)
VO: Pass me your i20
VO: So, financial mathematics hmm. What did you study here?
Interviewee: Currently, I’m in my final year of 5-year dual degree course with bachelor’s in Civil engineering and MBA in Technology Management
VO: What were your bachelors in?
Interviewee: Civil engineering
VO: Why financial mathematics then?
Interviewee: Since mine was a dual degree program. I studied a few management subjects related to finance which increased my interest in it and my internships related to finance further cleared my aim to be a fund manager for which a master’s in finance is necessary.
VO: How are you going to fund this?
Interviewee: My parents are my sponsors. They have a savings of xx lakhs and FD of xx lakhs totaling xx lakhs.
VO: Have you taken any loans?
VO: What does your father do?
Interviewee: Explained the family business
VO: Your visa has been approved. Have a safe flight to New York.
Interviewee: Thank you, Officer.
I was confident enough and maintained eye contact.