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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, IIT BOMBAY

PhD Admissions – December 2014
All candidates who have received the call letter must appear for the written test on Dec 3rd 2014. The
details of the written test are:
Location

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Room No. LC 001 & LC 002, New Lecture Hall Complex

Reporting time :

8:30 AM

Exam time

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Candidates shortlisted after the written test will have to appear for the interview on Dec 4th 2014.
Shortlisted candidates are requested to register with the link below on or before December 1 2014,
http://goo.gl/forms/1hQ1yIQuLa. Please note that registration is not mandatory and the information is
collected only for logistics.
1. What is the syllabus for the written test in Energy Science and Engineering?
The syllabus for the written test will include basic physics, chemistry, mathematics and general
engineering subjects. Candidates will be tested for comprehension of fundamentals. A sample question
paper is available below. (The format is subject to change).
2. How would I know if I have been shortlisted for the interview after the written test?
The list of shortlisted candidates for the interview will be displayed on the DESE and ME notice boards,
and also uploaded online with the link on the department homepage (http://www.ese.iitb.ac.in).
3. I will be able to attend the written test, but will not be able to stay the next day for the interview.
Would it be possible to reschedule my interview?
If you have successfully cleared the written test and have been shortlisted for interview, the admission
committee may consider your request and hold your interview on the same day (Dec 3rd 2014) if the
candidate provides the necessary proof.
4. What are the items that can be kept in the examination hall?
Mobile phones or any other communication devices ARE NOT allowed in the exam hall. However,
calculators WILL BE allowed. If you have a mobile phone with you, we request you to keep it in your
bag and leave your bag outside the exam hall.
5. Where is the information regarding accommodation for students appearing for the written
test/interview?
The details can be found at: http://www1.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/HostelDecember201412Nov.pdf

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