CBEST Test Info

2016 Exam Dates, Fees, Testing Locations, Registration Info, and Prep Resources

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a CBEST test-taker.

Start by reading the basic exam info below to learn what to expect on the CBEST, then view our listing of 2016 CBEST Test Dates along with advice on how to choose the best CBEST test date for your individual needs. 

Once you are ready to sign up for the exam, view our list of CBEST Testing Center Locations to find a testing site near you, read our overview of CBEST Registration Info and Fees, then visit the Official CBEST Testing Service Website for detailed info and enrollment.

Before you register to test, we also highly recommend viewing our free CBEST Study Guide for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on the exam, and taking our free CBEST Practice Test with instant auto-grading, which will estimate your likelihood of passing and provide a diagnostic breakdown of your strengths and weaknesses in each domain of the exam, so you'll know what content you need to study in order to succeed on the real test.


Quick Links to Key CBEST Info and Resources

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Key CBEST Info and Resources
Info/Resource Description
CBEST Registration Info, Fees & Testing Locations View an overview of CBEST registration info, a table of testing costs and fees, and a list of testing sites throughout California.
2016 CBEST Test Dates View a current listing of CBEST paper-based test dates and computer-based testing windows, along with test result release dates.
Official CBEST Testing Service Website Visit the official testing service website to register for the exam and for detailed info about testing requirements and procedures.
Free CBEST Practice Tests Free full-length CBEST Practice Tests for Mathematics, Reading and Writing.  Exams include instant auto-grading and diagnostic breakdowns for all multiple choice sections.
Free CBEST Study Guides Our concise, bullet-pointed CBEST Overview Study Guide gives you a complete breakdown of exactly what will be tested on your exam.
CBEST Prep Classes Offered at colleges and other convenient locations, our CBEST prep classes are a great way to review the key concepts you need to pass.
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CBEST Exam Overview


The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is designed to assess basic math, reading, and writing skills for candidates planning a career in teaching.  The exam is comprised of three subtests: Math, Reading, and Writing.  The CBEST Math test includes 50 multiple choice questions which require candidates to solve problems from three major areas: estimation, measurement, and statistical principles; computation and problem solving; and numerical and graphic relationships.  The CBEST Reading test is also comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, and demands application of reading abilities from two major skill areas: critical analysis and evaluation, and comprehension and research skills.  The CBEST Writing test requires candidates to write two short essays, one that analyzes a given situation or statement and another which asks test-takers to write about a specific personal experience.

A paper-based version of the CBEST is offered on specific test dates, but candidates may also schedule a computer-based version of the test year-round.  For more info on CBEST test dates and advice on choosing the best date for you, please click below...

2016 CBEST Test Dates and Deadlines

Candidates may register for the CBEST exam by mail, by phone, or online.  Certain registration options apply to specific deadlines, and when you choose to register can affect the costs and fees associated with taking the test.  For more info on CBEST test registration, and suggestions on how to reduce registration costs, please click below...

CBEST Registration Info, Fees and Testing Center Locations


Free CBEST Prep Resources


Want to learn more about the CBEST before registering?  Start by viewing our free CBEST Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam, then take our free, full-length CBEST Practice Test with diagnostics to see how you will perform and identify any areas in which you may need to improve...


  Free CBEST Practice Test


  Free CBEST Study Guide


PLEASE NOTE: The CBEST information provided above is intended as a helpful overview.  It is not comprehensive, and is not intended to replace the full information found on the official CBEST website.  No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CBEST website at www.cbest.nesinc.com for complete CBEST registration info and to confirm test dates, procedures, and testing requirements, and should consider their individual needs, before making any registration decision.  Teachers Test Prep is an independent test preparation company, and is not affiliated with Pearson Education, the company that administers the CBEST.


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