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BEE 2018 Entrance Exam

19th NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION FOR ENERGY MANAGERS AND ENERGY AUDITORS – SEPTEMBER 2018

The Government of India has enforced The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 ( No 52 of 2001, 29th September 2001 ) with effect from 1st March, 2002. The Act provides mainly for efficient use of energy and its conservation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. As per the Energy Conservation Act 2001, it is mandatory for all the designated energy consumers to get energy audit conducted by an Accredited Energy Auditor [under clause 14(h) and 14(i)] and to designate or appoint an Energy Manager [under clause 14(l)]. The Government of India has notified the list of designated consumers and the details are available at the following link : http://www.beeindia.gov.in/

Bureau of Energy Efficiency ( BEE ), Ministry of Power, Government of India, is empowered to specify the regulations and mechanism to meet the above objectives. BEE has retained the National Productivity Council ( NPC ) as the National Certifying Agency, which would conduct the National Level Certification Examination for Energy Managers & Energy Auditors under the aegis of Bureau.

BEE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for appearing in the examination

For Certified Energy Managers ( CEM ) Exam

  • Graduate Engineer ( Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology ) or equivalent with three years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or
  • Post – Graduate Engineer ( Master of Engineering / Master of Technology ) or equivalent with two years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or
  • Graduate Engineer with Post-Graduate Degree in Management or equivalent with two years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or
  • Diploma Engineer or equivalent with six years of work experience ( after Diploma ) involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or
  • Post – Graduate in Physics or Electronics or Chemistry ( with Physics and Mathematics at Graduation Level ) with three years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.

For Certified Energy Auditors ( CEA ) Exam

  • Graduate Engineer ( Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology ) or equivalent with three years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or
  • Post – Graduate Engineer ( Master of Engineering / Master of Technology ) or equivalent with two years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or
  • Graduate Engineer with Post-Graduate Degree in Management or equivalent with two years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.

Candidates should have acquired the requisite number of years of work experience as on the closing date of the application i.e. 13th July, 2018. Candidates will be registered and guidebooks will be sent only on receipt of Experience Certificate. Candidates without requisite work experience are not eligible to register for the examination.

BEE 2018 Examination Papers and Scheme

The examination Papers for Energy Managers and Energy Auditors are given below

Paper NoName of the PaperDurationMax Marks
IGeneral Aspects of Energy Management & Energy Audit.3 Hrs150
IIEnergy Efficiency in Thermal Utilities3 Hrs150
IIIEnergy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities3 Hrs150
IVEnergy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility systems ( Open Book Examination )**2 Hrs100

  • The candidate appearing for Energy Manager Examination has to pass THREE papers, viz., Paper – I, Paper – II and Paper – III and obtain a minimum of 50% of the maximum marks in each paper.
  • The candidate appearing for Energy Auditor Examination has to pass all the above FOUR papers viz., Paper – I, Paper – II, Paper – III & Paper – IV and obtain a minimum of 50% of the maximum marks in each paper.
  • Question Papers for Energy Manager and Energy Auditor are common for the first three papers viz. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. Energy Auditor candidate passing the above three papers shall be eligible for award of Energy Manager Certification.
  • The degree of difficulty in Paper-IV will be comparatively much higher than other papers.
  • Medium of examination is English.
  • Paper – I, Paper – II and Paper – III shall consist of objective and descriptive type questions.
  • The Paper – IV for Energy Auditors will be an open book examination and shall consist of descriptive and numerical questions.

** The candidates can refer only the guide books supplied at the time of their registration, during the paper IV examination. No other reference books and written material will be allowed.