BEE - Bureau of Energy Efficiency Entrance Exam


BEE Entrance Exam 2014 - Bureau of Energy Efficiency Entrance Exam for the post of Energy Managers and Energy Auditors is taken by the National Productivity Council (NPC) on behalf Bureau of Energy Efficiency, a statutory body- under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. It is one of the most known Engineering Entrance Exams in India.

The Bureau was established in order to produce high cadre Energy Managers along with Auditors that hold incredible expertise within the energy management, implementation and financing of the energy projects, along with different kind of policy analysis.

In this national level certificate examination candidates have to get a minimum of 50% marks in all the papers they appear for in the certificate examination.

Note: Only candidates with experience involving usage of energy can apply for it.

BEE Entrance Exam importance: The passing of the National level certification examination is the qualification for an energy manager to be appointed or designated as Certified Energy Manager. For accreditation of energy auditors, certification of energy auditor may be one of the prerequisites besides other criterions before an energy auditor is considered for accreditation. It will be the accredited energy auditor who will be allowed to undertake the mandatory energy audit under the Energy Conservation Act 2001 and not the certified energy auditor.

 

BEE Entrance Exam Eligibility

The eligibilty for taking these Entrance Exams for Engineering are given below: -

For Energy Managers

Candidates should possess any one of the following qualifications:

  • A Graduate Engineer or equivalent with 3 years of work experience.
  • M.Tech/ M.E. or equivalent with 2 years of work experience.
  • Graduate Engineer with Post Graduate Degree in Management or equivalent with 2 years of work experience.
  • Diploma Engineer or equivalent with 6 years of work experience.
  • Post Graduate in Science with 5 years of work experience.

For Energy Auditors

Candidates should possess any one of the following qualifications:

  • A Graduate Engineer or equivalent with 3 years of work experience.
  • M.Tech / M.E or equivalent with 2 years of work experience.
  • Graduate Engineer with Post Graduate Degree in Management or equivalent with 2 years of work experience.

Note:Candidates without experience may also apply for either of the above examinations. However, the certificate will be awarded only on acquiring the required work experience and qualifying in viva voce examination, as applicable.


BEE Entrance Exam
Pattern 

There will be 4 papers in 2 days i.e. 2 paper each day:

Paper Subject Marks Time
Paper-1 General Aspects of Energy Management & Energy Audit 150 3
Paper-2 Energy Efficiency in Thermal Utilities 150 3
Paper-3 Energy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities 150 3
Paper-4 Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility systems 100 2
  • First 3 papers will be having objective as well as descriptive type of questions.
  • Fourth paper will be having descriptive and numerical questions.

To qualify as Energy Manager, a candidate has to clear paper-1, 2, and 3 with a minimum of 50% marks in each examination.

To qualify as Energy Auditor, a candidate has to clear paper-1, 2, 3 and 4 with a minimum of 50% marks in each paper.

 

BEE Entrance Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for all the paper is as follows:

Paper I: General Aspects of Energy Management and Energy Audit

  • Energy Scenario: Commercial and Non-commercial energy, primary energy resources, commercial energy production, final energy consumption, energy needs of growing economy, long term energy scenario, energy pricing, energy sector reforms, energy and environment, energy security, energy conservation and its importance.
  • Re-structuring of the energy supply sector, energy strategy for the future, air pollution, climate change. Energy Conservation Act-2001 and its features.
  • Basics of Energy and its various forms: Electricity basics- DC & AC currents, electricity tariff, Thermal Basics-fuels, thermal energy contents of fuel, temperature & pressure, heat capacity, sensible and latent heat, evaporation, condensation, steam, moist air and humidity & heat transfer, units and conversion.
  • Energy Management & Audit: Definition, need and types of energy audit. Energy management (audit) approach-understanding energy costs, bench marking, energy performance, matching energy use to requirement, maximizing system efficiencies, optimizing the input energy requirements, fuel & energy substitution, energy audit instruments.
  • Material and Energy balance: Facility as an energy system, methods for preparing process flow, material and energy balance diagrams.
  • Energy Action Planning: Key elements, force field analysis, Energy policy purpose, perspective, contents, formulation, ratification, Organizing - location of energy management, top management support, managerial function, roles and responsibilities of energy manager, accountability. Motivating-motivation of employees: Information system-designing barriers, strategies; Marketing and communicating-training and planning.
  • Financial Management: Investment-need, appraisal and criteria, financial analysis techniques-simple pay back period, return on investment, net present value, internal rate of return, cash flows, risk and sensitivity analysis; financing options, energy performance contracts and role of ESCOs.
  • Project Management: Definition and scope of project, technical design, financing, contracting, implementation and performance monitoring. Implementation plan for top management, Planning Budget, Procurement Procedures, Construction, Measurement & Verification.
  • Energy Monitoring and Targeting: Defining monitoring & targeting, elements of monitoring & targeting, data and information-analysis, techniques -energy consumption, production, cumulative sum of differences (CUSUM).
  • Global environmental concerns: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), sustainable development, Kyoto Protocol, Conference of Parties (COP), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Prototype Carbon fund (PCF).

Paper 2: Energy Efficiency in Thermal Utilities

  • Fuels and Combustion: Introduction to fuels, properties of fuel oil, coal and gas, storage, handling and preparation of fuels, principles of combustion, combustion of oil, coal and gas.
  • Boilers: Types, combustion in boilers, performances evaluation, analysis of losses, feed water treatment, blow down, energy conservation opportunities.
  • Steam System: Properties of steam, assessment of steam distribution losses, steam leakages, steam trapping, condensate and flash steam recovery system, identifying opportunities for energy savings.
  • Furnaces: Classification, general fuel economy measures in furnaces, excess air, heat distribution, temperature control, draft control, waste heat recovery.
  • Insulation and Refractories: Insulation-types and application, economic thickness of insulation, heat savings and application criteria, Refractory-types, selection and application of refractories, heat loss.
  • FBC boilers: Introduction, mechanism of fluidized bed combustion, advantages, types of FBC boilers, operational features, retrofitting FBC system to conventional boilers, saving potential.
  • Cogeneration: Definition, need, application, advantages, classification and saving potentials.
  • Waste Heat Recovery: Classification, advantages and applications, commercially viable waste heat recovery devices, saving potential.

Paper 3: Energy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities

  • Electrical system: Electricity billing, electrical load management and maximum demand control, power factor improvement and its benefit, selection and location of capacitors, performance assessment of PF capacitors, distribution and transformer losses.
  • Electric motors: Types, losses in induction motors, motor efficiency, factors affecting motor performance, rewinding and motor replacement issues, energy saving opportunities with energy efficient motors.
  • Compressed Air System: Types of air compressors, compressor efficiency, efficient compressor operation, Compressed air system components, capacity assessment, leakage test, factors affecting the performance and savings opportunities
  • HVAC and Refrigeration System: Vapor compression refrigeration cycle, refrigerants, coefficient of performance, capacity, and factors affecting Refrigeration and Air conditioning system performance and savings opportunities.
  • Vapor absorption refrigeration system: Working principle, types and comparison with vapor compression system, saving potential
  • Fans and blowers: Types, performance evaluation, efficient system operation, flow control strategies and energy conservation opportunities.
  • Pumps and Pumping System: Types, performance evaluation, efficient system operation, flow control strategies and energy conservation opportunities.
  • Cooling Tower: Types and performance evaluation, efficient system operation, flow control strategies and energy saving opportunities assessment of cooling towers.
  • Lighting System: Light source, choice of lighting, luminance requirements, and energy conservation avenues.
  • Diesel Generating system: Factors affecting selection, energy performance assessment of diesel conservation avenues.
  • Energy Efficient Technologies in Electrical Systems: Maximum demand controllers, automatic power factor controllers, energy efficient motors, soft starters with energy saver, variable speed drives, energy efficient transformers, electronic ballast, occupancy sensors, energy efficient lighting controls, energy saving potential of each technology.

Paper-4: Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility Systems

Open Book examination on the following energy performance assessments for equipment and utility systems:

  • Boilers, Furnaces
  • Cogeneration, Turbines (gas, steam)
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Electric Motors, Variable Speed Drives
  • Fans and Blowers, Water Pumps, Compressors
  • HVAC systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Performing Financial Analysis.
  • Applications of Non-conventional & Renewable Energy Sources (NRES)
  • Waste minimization and resource conservation

 

How to apply for BEE Entrance Exam?

Aspirants have to download the prospectus and complete the registration through the websitewww.aipnpc.org on or before the last date as mentioned.

 

BEE Entrance Exam fee and mode of payment for BEE

BEE entrance exam Prospectus and application form can be obtained by sending Rs.500 (Rupees Five Hundred only) by crossed Demand Draft drawn in favor of "Bureau of Energy Efficiency "payable at "Chennai" at the below mentioned address.

In case of SC/ST/OBC* candidate whose annual income is less than Rs. One Lakh, the cost of prospectus and application form is Rs.250 (Rupees Two hundred and fifty only) and they have to submit copies of required proof.

Note:Prospectus & Application Form can also be downloaded from their web sites i.e.

www.bee-india.nic.in
www.energymanagertraining.com
www.aipnpc.com
www.em-ea.org

However, the candidate has to pay the cost of application as given above towards application processing fee in addition to Examination Fee.

 

BEE  Entranace Exam Dates

This exam is normally held in the month of July.

 

BEE Entrance Exam Test Centres

Main examination centers for taking the Examination are:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin
  • Dehradun, Delhi
  • Goa, Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu
  • Kanpur, Kolkatta
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna, Pune
  • Raipur, Ranchi
  • Thiruvananthapuram and
  • Vadodara

 

BEE Entrance Exam Test Centres for viva voce Exam 

Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai. Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Roorkee, Rourkela, Thiruvanthapuram, Tirupathi, Trichy, and Vishakapatnam.

Note: The applicant will have to give three choices of examination centres in the order of preference. If the number of applicants for a particular centre is found to be less than the minimum feasible number, the examination centre for those applicants can be shifted to next preferred centres.

 

BEE Contact Details

The Director
Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity
National Productive Council
6, Aavin Dairy Road, Ambattur Industrial Estate (North), Ambattur
Chennai-600098
Tel: (044) 2625 1808/2625 5216
Email: aipnpc@vsnl.net

Bureau of Energy Efficiency Entrance Exam 2014

Bureau of Energy Efficiency Entrance Exam 2014 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • 24th Jan, 2014

Last Date for Submition of Application Form

  • 23rd May, 2014

Date of Exam

  • 23rd and 24th Aug, 2014

Bureau of Energy Efficiency Entrance Exam - BEE 2013 was held on

  • Sep, 2013
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