Ace Your CBST With Accurate Practice Tests

What Is The CBST?

The Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) is often used in screening job candidates for entry-level positions in many fields, including sales, customer service, administrative, and clerical roles.

The CBST test measures the candidate’s basic math and verbal skills. It contains 40 questions which must be answered within 20 minutes.  There are four types of questions that appear on the CBST test:  basic grammar, spelling, math, and language skills. 

For the verbal skills questions you will be required to:

  • Understand written materials
  • Identify correctly punctuated sentences
  • Identify correctly spelt words
  • Pay close attention to details

The math skills questions will include questions in:

  • Basic arithmetic
  • Numerical Problem Solving

Unlike the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT), CBST test takers are expected to answer all of the questions, and the average score is rather high at 31. This means that if you are aiming to score among the top 25% of test takers, you can only make four mistakes. 

The questions on the CBST are not extraordinarily difficult; as the name of the test indicates, this test covers basic skills. However, given the extreme time pressure and the high score, most employers require applicants to receive, practicing for this test is a must! 

How To Prepare For the CBST?

Sometimes the most basic skills are ones used least and brushing up on them can only be advantageous.

JobTestPrep invites you to prepare for the Criteria Basic Skills Test with our exclusive CBST practice pack. 

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'I passed the CBST on the first try, and I don't think I would have passed it if I didn't purchase your practice testing, it really helped! The hardest part of my recruitment process was the CBST because you are being timed and must answer 40 questions in 20 min. The questions were similar to the ones that were in your testing package.'

C. Wood, Administrative Assistant at Champaign School District

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