The GRE is a test that is used to assess your ability to succeed in business or graduate school. Combined with an undergraduate record of study and letters of recommendation, it can be used for admission purposes and qualification for monetary assistance, such as fellowships and grants.
The GRE tests the 3 subject areas listed below and is divided into 6 sections.The Analytical Writing section is always given first, with the remaining sections following it, in random order. Among these last 5 sections, there will be 2 sections each of Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning, plus one of the following:
an unscored section that is not labeled as such. It could be any of the last 5 sections
a section labeled “Research” that is always at the end of the test.
Neither of these last 2 sections affect your score in any way.