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-Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Latest 2013 Energy Manager and Auditor Written Test Examination Pattern and Syllabus13th NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION FOR  ENERGY MANAGERS & ENERGY AUDITORS – September, 2012 PREVIOUS YEARS SOLVED PAPER – 1: General Aspects of Energy Management & Energy Audit 

Date: 15.09.2012 Timings: 09:30-12:30 Hrs Duration: 3 Hrs Max. Marks: 150

Section - I: OBJECTIVE TYPE Marks: 50 x 1 = 50
(i) Answer all 50 questions
(ii) Each question carries one mark
(iii) Please hatch the appropriate oval in the OMR answer sheet with Black Pen or HB pencil, as per instructions

1. The primary energy content of fuels is generally expressed in terms of ton of oil equivalent (toe) and is based on the following conversion factor
a) 1 toe=10x106 kCal 
b) 1 toe=11630 kWh
c) 1 toe=41870 MJ 
d) all the above

2. Largest share of global primary energy consumption is from which of the following fuels:
a)oil and natural gas 
b) coal and oil 
c) oil and nuclear 
d) coal and nuclear
3. 1 kg of wood contains 15% moisture and 7% hydrogen by weight. How much water is evaporated from wood during complete combustion of 1 kg of wood ?
a) 0.78 kg 
b) 0.22 kg 
c) 0.15 kg 
d) 0.63 kg

4. A power utility distributed 1 million 15 Watt CFLs for Rs 15 million, replacing 60 Watt incandescent lamps under Bachat Lamp Yojna. What will be the drop in power in the evening on the demand side, if 80% of the lights are on at that time, assuming similar numbers of incandescent lamps were switched on during the same period?
a) 360 kW 
b) 12 MW 
c) 36 MW 
d) 60MW

5. Which of the following with respect to fossil fuels is true?
a) Reserve / Production (R/P) ratio is a constant once established
b) R/P ratio varies every year with only changes in production
c) R/P ratio varies every year with only changes in reserves
d) R/P ratio varies every year with changes in both production and reserves

6. From rated V, A and PF given in the name-plate of a motor , one can calculate:
a) rated input Power 
) rated output Power 
c) both a & b d) none ofthese

7. Air velocity in the ducts can be measured by using ___________ and manometer
a) orifice meter 
b) Bourden gauge 
c) Pitot tube 
d) anemometer

8. One certified emission reduction (CER) is equivalent to:
a) one kg of carbon 
b) one kg of carbon dioxide
c) one ton of carbon 
d) one ton of carbon dioxide

9. Speed measurement (RPM) of an electric motor is measured with a
a) stroboscope 
b) ultrasonic meter 
c) lux meter d) rotameter

10. How much power generation potential is available in a run of river mini hydropower plant for a flow of 40 liters/second with a head of 24 metres. Assume system efficiency of 60% ?
a) 5.6 kW 
b) 2.4 kW 
c) 4.0 kW 
d) 2.8 kW

11. A process requires 10 kg of fuel with a calorific value of 5000 kCal/kg. The system efficiency is 80% The losses then will be
a) 10000 kCal 
b) 45000 kCal 
c) 40000 kCal 
d) 20000 kCal

12. Ratio of average load (kW) to maximum load (kW) is termed as
a) load factor 
b) demand factor 
c) form factor 
d) utilization factor

13. The ISO standard for Energy Management System is
a) ISO 9001 
b) ISO 50001 
c) ISO 14001 
d) none of the above

14. Material and energy balance is used to quantify
a) material and energy losses 
b) profit
c) cost of production 
d) all of the above

15. Which is not a part of “ Energy Audit” defined as per the Energy Conservation Act, 2001
a) monitoring and analysis of energy use
b) ensuring implementations of recommended measures followed by review
c) submission of technical report with recommendations
d) verification of energy use

16. Which of the following statements regarding ECBC are correct?

i) ECBC defines the norms of energy requirements per sq. metre of area taking into account climatic region where building is located
ii) ECBC does not encourage retrofit of Energy conservation measures
iii) ECBC prescribes energy efficiency standards for design and construction ofcommercial and industrial buildings
iv) One of the key objectives of ECBC is to minimize life cycle costs (construction andoperating energy costs)
a) i & ii 
b) i & iii 
c) ii & iii 
d) i & iv

17. Which of the following statements regarding BLY (Bachat Lamp Yojana) are correct ?
i) BLY aims at large scale replacement of all fluorescent lamps of poor lumen intensity with CFL of high lumen intensity
ii) CDM is used as a tool to recover market price difference between lower cost replaced incandescent lamps of 60 W and higher cost CFLs of 11 W
iii) BLY involves public, private partnership and DISCOM partnerships
iv) DSM is used as a tool to recover market price difference between lower cost replaced incandescent lamps of 60 W and higher cost CFLs of 11 W
a) i & ii 
b) i & iii 
c) ii & iii 
d) i & iv

18. The average gross efficiency of thermal power generation on all India bases is about
a) 30 – 34% 
b) 36 – 38% 
c) 39 - 41% 
d) 25 - 28%

19. Which of the following is not the activity related to restructured APDRP?
a) separate feeders for agricultural pumps
b) energy auditing at distribution transformer level
c) GIS mapping of the network and consumers
d) establishing targets for reducing power consumption

20. Assuming total conversion of electrical energy to heat energy, how much heat is produced by a 200 W heater in 5 minutes?
a) 200 kJ 
b) 40 kJ 
c) 1000 kJ 
d) 60 kJ

21. Which of the following statements regarding DSM is incorrect?
a)potential areas for DSM thrust activity are agriculture, domestic and municipalities
b)savings accrued through DSM can be treated as new power addition on supply side
c) under DSM, demand can be shifted from off-peak to peak hours thereby avoiding imported power during off peak hours
d) DSM programs may result in demand as well as energy reduction

22. A motor with 10 kW rating in its name plate, will draw Input power of____
a) 10 kW at full load 
b) more than 10 kW at full load
c) less than 10 kW at full load 
d) 10 kW at 110% of full load

23. Which of the following statements is not true regarding Maximum Demand Control?
a)Maximum demand control offers a way of ‘shaving’ the peaks and ‘filling’ the valleys inthe consumer load diagram
b)Maximum demand control is carried out by concerned utility at customer premises
c) Maximum demand control focuses on critical load for management
d)All of the above

24. Which of the following statements is false?
a) reactive current is necessary to build up the flux for the magnetic field of inductivedevices
b) some portion of reactive current is converted into useful work
c) Cosine of the angle between kVA and kW vector is called power factor
d) power factor is unity in a pure resistive circuit

25. Steam leak reduction program can be best achieved through
a) Small Group Activities 
b) Autonomous Maintenance
c) TPM 
d) All of the above

26. Consider two competitive projects A and B each entailing investment of Rs.85,000/- .Project A returns Rs.50,000 at the end of each year, but Project B returns Rs.115,000 at the end of Year 2. Which project is superior?
a) project A since it starts earning by end of first year itself and recovers cost before end of two years
b) project B since it offers higher return before end of two years
c) both projects are equal in rank
d) insufficient information to assess the superiority

27. Which of the following statements regarding Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is correct?
a) IRR distinguishes between lending and borrowing
b) Internal rate of return is the discount rate at which net present value is equal to zero
c) if the IRR is higher than current interest rate, the investment is not attractive
d) between two alternative projects, the project with lower internal rate of return would be considered more attractive

28. Global warming will not result in
a) melting of the ice caps
b) increasing sea levels
c) increasing the size of the hole in the ozone layer
d) unpredictable climate patterns

29. The ozone layer found in the stratosphere:
a) protects against the sun’s harmful UV rays
b) can react with atmospheric pollutants to form smog
c) is toxic to plants
d) is capable of disintegrating fabric and rubber on earth

30. The process of capturing CO2 from point sources and storing them is called ____________
a) carbon capture and sequestration 
b) carbon sink
c) carbon capture 
d) carbon absorption

31. Which of the following statements is false regarding wind turbine?
a) wind power does not vary as the cross-sectional area of the rotor
b) wind power varies as cube of wind velocity
c) cut-in wind speed is always less than rated wind speed
d) theoretical maximum amount of energy in the wind that can be collected by wind turbine rotor is about 95%

32. What percentage of the sun’s energy falling on a silicon solar panel gets converted into electricity?
a) 25% 
b) 15% 
c) 75% 
d) 50%

33. Which of the following fuels is non-renewable?
b) lignite 
c) nuclear 
d) all of the above

34. India’s share of world oil reserves is _________
a) 5% 
b) 2% 
c) 0.5 % 
d) 3%

35. Nuclear power development in India is constrained by
a) low % of Uranium in the ore 
b) inadequate supply of Uranium
c) constraints in import of Uranium 
d) all of the above

36. In a contract when all or part of the savings are guaranteed by contractor, and all or part of the costs of equipment and/or services are paid out of savings as they are achieved, is termed as

a) traditional contract 
b) guaranteed saving performance contract
c) shared saving performance contract 
d) extended technical guarantee contract

37. A fuel cell is
a) an electromagnetic cell 
b) a magnetic cell
c) an electrochemical device 
d) none of the above

38. If 3350 kJ of heat is supplied to 20 kg of ice at 0oC, how many kg of ice will melt into water at 0o C (latent heat of melting of ice is 335 kJ/kg)
a) 1 kg
b) 4.18 kg 
c) 10 kg 
d) 29kg

39. If oxygen rich combustion air (25% vol oxygen) is supplied to a furnace instead of normal air (21% vol oxygen), the % CO2 in flue gases will
a) reduce 
b) increase 
c) remain same 
d) will become zero

40. The return on investment (ROI), is expressed as
a) annual cost / capital cost 
b) (first cost / first year benefits) x 100
c) NPV / IRR 
d) (annual net cash flow x 100) /capital cost

41. The time between its earliest and latest start time, or between its earliest and latest finish time of an activity is
a) delay time 
b) slack time 
c) critical path 
d) start time

42. In project management work breakdown structure defines
a) temporary endeavour undertaken to create unique product or service
b) the activities to be completed in the projects
c) how realistic were the assumptions underlying the project
d) none of the above

43. The empirical relationship used to plot Production Vs Energy consumption is………………( where Y= energy consumed for the period; C = fixed energy consumption; M = energy consumption directly related to production; X= production for same period).
a) X=Y+MC 
b) Y=MX+C 
c) M=CX+Y 
d) Y= MX-C

44. The main constituent of greenhouse gases (GHG) in atmosphere is
a) CO2 
b) SOx 
c) nitrogen 
d) water vapor

45. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) of nitrous oxide (N2O) is
a) 1 
b) 23 
c) 300 
d) 5700

46. In project management, the critical path in the network is
a) the path where activates have slack 
b) the shortest path
c) the path where no activities have slack 
d) none of the above

47. The cost of a new heat exchanger is Rs. 1.0 lakh. The simple payback period in years considering annual savings of Rs 60,000 and annual operating cost of Rs. 10,000 is
a) 0.50 
b) 1.66 
c) 2.00 

48. Of the total natural gas used in India, the largest share goes to__________sector.
a) petrochemicals 
b) fertilizers 
c) power 
d) domestic

49. What is the future value of Rs. 1000/- after 3 years if the interest rate is 10% ?
a) 1331 
b) 3000 
c) 3300
d) 2420

50. If the asset depreciation is considered, then net operating cash inflow would be
a) higher 
b) lower 
c) no effect 
d) none of these