@Artique I'm curious, what kind of learning institution do you attend? I've only occasionally seen exams that were spread out over multiple months. 4 exams, one per month and a board evaluation afterwards? There are only a couple schools in my country that have a system that's like this. And most of these schools are meant for Physical trades (jk, like cooks, brickbuilders, butchers, woodworking, etc.). Cheers.
@ThomasBricks So, the 4 exams ( one per month, of which two is completed) is conducted nationally, irrespective of the board I am studying in. It is called JEE Mains, specially for engineering students to get into the country's top tier 2 colleges(Nit and IIIT). After this comes the JEE Advanced for the top tier colleges (IIT). Both of these are difficult, with JEE Adv. being above by a level.
@ThomasBricks Now for the Boards, I am under CBSE(there are much more like ICSE, State-wise, IB etc.) . These are much easier than those entrance exams. So cracking these would not much of an issue. In much simpler terms, I am burning my brains off to get into a good Engineering college.
@Artique Nice and Thanks! I only had a single entrance-exam for getting into my university (master/bachelor of Science), my country is one of the few without nationwide/statewide Exams (like the U.S. ICSE), instead every school creates their own exams based on the curriculum chosen by the government. So, choosing a school is quite important, but for most studies it isn't needed, as they test you in the first couple of years to decide if you can stay. Good luck Engineering!