I submitted my PhD thesis to a EU university and I already have the review reports of the two reviewers.
They both accepted the thesis for the viva. One reviewer left a couple of remarks, while the other left some remarks but many questions. My supervisor told me what I should provide a response letter to both reviewers, addressing all the questions in the case of one reviewer.
-Why do reviewers ask questions on the report and ask for the answers before the viva?
-They both told me that my thesis is very good. I am able to answer all the questions well, at least in my opinion. Can I still fail the viva?
-People tell that PhD defense is just a formality, however, I am afraid of failing it after so many years of hard work.
Please let me know your experiences on this matter
Thanks in advance, Best wishes, King Baboon