There's nothing mentioned about an appointment on the VFS Website. Also, they're not responding on their toll free number. Actually the VFS office is quite far from my place and I don't want to travel a lot for nothing.
It is mandatory for you to transfer the amount from your account or a joint account in which you are one of the account holders. Otherwise your amount will be rejected and consequently refunded to your account.
I've applied for September 2019 intake. And the current processing time is 3 weeks. I gave my biometrics on 8th April. Expecting a response by 29th. Let's see. It doesn't take this long usually but hoping I'll receive any updates soon.
Apparently its taking a long time for Online SDS Applications right now. Plus Visa application processing time is highly unpredictable. I know someone who got his Visa yesterday and had applied 4-5 days after me.