The BEE Entrance Exam is conducted by the National Certifying Agency for the admission of candidates into the posts of Energy Managers and Energy Auditors. This is a national level certificate examination.

 

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Qualification criteria for BEE

For Energy Managers (EM):
Applicants who have completed their PG need an M.Tech/M.E. degree with a minimum two years of work experience preferably in the energy sector. Students who have a B.Tech degree along with M.Tech or equivalent along with a minimum work experience in the energy sector are also eligible to apply. Those who have a Diploma in engineering with minimum 6 years of experience or have taken PG in physics, chemistry or electronics with 2 years of relevant experience or possess a master level graduation degree in Physics or Chemistry or Electronics’ can also apply, provided that they have the necessary work experience of three years in the energy sector.

For Energy Auditors (EA):
Applicants should have a B.Tech/B.E. degree with a minimum 3 years experience. Those who have completed their Post Graduation in Engineering or Management after B.E./B.Tech with atleast 2 years of experience are eligible to apply for this post. The candidates work field should be in the work energy sector that includes aspects of planning, maintenance, and operation etc.

Application procedure: Students can apply either online or offline.


Online method:

The application form and prospectus can be downloaded from the authorized website of the BEE - www.bee-india.nic.in. The completed application forms along with the relevant documents and a DD for Rs. 500 (Rs. 250 for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favor of the BEE, payable at Chennai, should be sent to the address given below.
Offline method:
Candidates can obtain the application form and prospectus through post by sending a DD of Rs.500/- taken in favor the Bureau of Energy Efficiency at the given address. Those who belong to the General category should pay a fee of Rs 500/- and candidates belonging to the ST/SC/OBC are required to pay Rs. 250/-. They have obliged to submit the copies of required proof.

 

Eligibility criteria
A. a)     Energy Managers:

1.     a 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

2.     a 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

3.     a 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

4.     a diploma Engineer or equivalent with six years of work experience involving use of energy in operation, maintenance, planning, etc.; or

5.     a 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.

b)     Energy Auditors:


1.     a 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

2.     a 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

3.     a 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 without requisite work experience are not eligible to register for the examination.

Exam Papers
A. The examination Papers for Energy Managers and Energy Auditors are given below:

  • Paper I - General Aspects of Energy Management & Energy Audit - 3 Hrs Duration - Maximum Marks:150
  • Paper II - Energy Efficiency in Thermal Utilities - 3Hrs Duration - Maximum Marks: 150
  • Paper III - Energy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities - 3Hrs Duration - Maximum Marks:150
  • Paper IV- Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility systems (Open Book Examination)** - 2Hrs Duration - Maximum Marks:100


b) The candidate appearing for Energy Manager Examination has to pass all the above THREE papers, viz., Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III and obtain a minimum of 50% of the maximum marks in each paper.

c) 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.

d) 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. This clause is not applicable to the supplementary candidates of the 1st National Certification Examination for Energy Managers and Energy Auditors conducted in 2004.

e) The degree of difficulty in Paper-IV will be comparatively much higher than other papers.

f) Medium of examination is English.

g) Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III shall consist of objective and descriptive type questions.

h) 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 during the paper IV examination.No other reference books and written material will be allowed.


Qualifying Minimum marks one has to obtain in order to receive certification
a) For Certification of Energy Managers: i. 50% of the maximum marks in each paper in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III

b) For Certification of Energy Auditors: i. 50% of the maximum marks in each paper in Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III & Paper-IV.

Note: A candidate qualifying as Certified Energy Auditor automatically qualifies for Certified Energy Manager as well. Such persons can be considered for appointment or designated as Energy Manager under the EC Act, 2001 by the Designated Consumers.

Q. Whether one can apply for this examination without any work experience?
A. No.


Q. What should one do if one is not able to pass/appear in a particular paper for the examination?
A. A registered candidate, who fails or fails to appear in any one or more papers in his first National Examination, shall be eligible to re-write the same paper(s) by appearing in a maximum number of five subsequent examinations within six years from the date of first registration, by paying prescribed supplementary examination fee. This is also applicable for the candidates registered for the first National Certification Examination conducted in the year 2004.
On the basis of his results of the re-written paper(s), the candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination, provided he secures minimum of 50% marks in each of the re-written papers as applicable. In case, he does not secure minimum of 50% marks in each re-written paper(s) as stipulated above, he shall be deemed to have failed in the said National Certification Examination for which the candidate has registered.

The candidate, however, shall have the option to apply and register himself as a fresh candidate in subsequent National Certification Examinations.


Validity of certification

A. The certificate is valid for life time, subject to the condition of attending of an authorized refresher training course of short term duration by the candidate in a designated /approved institute or organization (to be announced by the Bureau) once in a 5 year time period, commencing from the date of award of certificate. A six- month?s grace period will also be provided to the certified energy manager and energy auditors after the expiry of 5 year period. The Candidate will be required to inform the BEE about the attendance of the refresher course on a specified format so that a fresh certificate is issued to the candidate for another 5-year period.

Q. Whether this certificate can be revoked?
A. The Certificate can be revoked on the ground of proved instances of unprofessional / unethical practices followed by a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor. The Bureau shall constitute a Committee for this purpose, which will investigate the matter. The concerned Certified Energy Manager and Energy Auditor will be informed of the charges against him and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of such charges.


Fee Structure

FOR NEW CANDIDATES

Application Fee: Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST/OBC Self-sponsored candidates having annual income less than Rs.1.0 lakh per annum)

Certification Fee (inclusive of Examination, Guide Books and Certification):
1)     Rs.10, 000/- for Self-sponsored candidates
2)     Rs.5000/- for Self-sponsored candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and having annual income less than Rs.1.0 lakh per annum
3)     Rs.20, 000/- for Company Sponsored candidates.

FOR SUPPLEMENTARY CANDIDATES


Application Fee: Nil

Supplementary Examination Fee:

Rs.1500 /- per paper for both Self-sponsored & Company Sponsored candidates ( Rs. 750/- per paper for Self-sponsored candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC having annual income less than Rs.1.0 lakh per annum)


Upgrade from Energy Manager to Energy Auditor:
Bureau of Energy Efficiency has approved the Upgradation of Energy Manager Certification to Energy Auditor Certification. This clause is not applicable to the candidates registered for the 1st National Certification Examination for Energy Managers and Energy Auditors conducted in 2004.

The candidates who have qualified for Energy Manager certification and who fulfill the eligibility criteria for writing the Energy Auditor Certification are eligible for upgrading EM Certification to EA Certification.

The choice for issue of exercising this option to an eligible Certified Energy Manager is restricted within a period of 5 years from the date of issue of his/ her Energy Manager Certification.

Those eligible candidates need to appear only for Paper-4 - Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility Systems (Open Book Examination).

Upgradation Fee: Rs. 1500/- for Self-sponsored candidates ( Rs. 750/- for Self-sponsored candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC having annual income less than Rs.1.0 lakh per annum).

Note: Those Candidates claiming fee concession has to submit copies of necessary supporting documents.
How to prepare for this examination?
A. The following Guide Books are specially developed for the candidates appearing for the examination.

Paper-I:General Aspects of Energy Management & Energy Audit  
Paper-II:Energy Efficiency in Thermal Utilities                 
Paper-III:Energy Efficiency in Electrical Utilities               
Paper-IV:Energy Performance Assessment for Equipment and Utility   Systems.  

The printed Guide Books will be dispatched by Speed Post to all the registered new candidates.

Official information:
Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor Seva Bhavan, R. K. Puram , New Delhi: 110066
Telephone: +91 11 26179699
Fax: +91 11 26178352
Email:
Website URL: http://www.bee-india.nic.in

 

Official Websites and Sources

  • http://www.em-ea.org/ulink.asp
  • http://www.aipnpc.org/
  • http://www.em-ea.org/beeex.asp