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.

* Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
* 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.

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 dozens of practice questions with detailed answer explanations and limited access to the Question of the Day.

Want Even More Practice?
Choose your ideal study package to gain access to our proven test bank. You'll enjoy:

- Hundreds of practice questions and detailed rationales
- Access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- All social media bonus questions
- Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Money-Back Pass Guarantee*
- 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 helped over six million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within a few hours. *Terms and conditions apply for our Pass Guarantee. See our help center for details.

What’s New

Version 6.7.3

We love our users, especially those of you that study around the clock. Previously, the more you studied, the slower the Exam Readiness section was to load. Not anymore! Now, it loads even for the most studious of users. Keep working hard towards passing your exam and we will continue to improve the app for you!

- Major bug fixes and performance improvements
- Misc. optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Davensk ,

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!

Tingey6 ,

Helpful but easy

The test is a little harder than the practice questions in this app, however, it was nice to breeze through them whenever I wanted.

Scrap-booking ,


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.


Pocket Prep, Inc.
47.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. CBEST Premium $19.99
  2. CBEST Special $7.99
  3. CBEST Classic $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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