Pass the CBEST on your first try! Create customized practice tests, view detailed answer rationales, and review your results with just a few taps.

Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST®) exam.

2015 Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
2016 EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

Take your CBEST studies with you, no matter where life takes you.

CBEST Content Areas:
- Comprehension and Context
- Computation and Problem Solving
- Estimation, Measurement, and Statistical Principles
- Numerical and Graphic Relationships
- Research and Reference Skills

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers 74 questions with detailed answer explanations.

- 30 free questions available with download
- 30 free bonus questions available through social media
- 14-day access to the Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Comprehensive test-taking strategy guide

Unlock the Ultimate Mobile Learning Experience:
A one-time in-app purchase grants full lifetime access to our CBEST app.

- 360 total practice questions and detailed rationales
- Lifetime access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Unlock all social media bonus questions
- Unlock Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Priority in-app support

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown
- Multi-device ready

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has been the leader in mobile learning and has helped over five million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within 24 hours.

What's New

Version 6.5.3

- Fixed a few crashes that were affecting some users
- Added compatibility for our new Bulk Purchase program

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

41 Ratings

41 Ratings

CBEST app saved my college career


Thank goodness for this app. I was driving myself crazy trying to figure out the CBEST test, and then I found this and it was the missing piece of the puzzle. I could manipulate and modify the practice tests anyway I want. And it breaks down all parts of the math portion and the reading portion of the CBEST. But the best part of it is the study mode that allows you to look up an answer on a practice quiz, not only doesn't tell you which answer is correct, but it also says exactly why it's correct. The only drawback to this app is that it doesn't focus on the writing section. I strongly recommend this to all aspiring teachers who are required to pass the CBEST. Trust me, it will help out a lot!



It is better than having to carry a heavy/ bulky book. I like it because it helps me practice with my comprehension questions. It does need more questions to be work on it. Some of the same questions are often repeatedly. That does need to be worked on for sure. Needs Improvement.

Get the upgraded version


I'm finding this very useful for refreshing my basic math skills and also for familiarizing myself with the exam format. It's so convenient to be able to practice anywhere (think carpool lane, dentist office..). Love the ability to track my progress and identify weak spots.


Pocket Prep, Inc.
55.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. CBEST Premium $9.99
  2. CBEST Special $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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