Beijing, Jan 16 (Agencies): Over 300 students have been booked in China for attempting to cheat during the national public servants exams in which lakhs of aspirants appeared all over the country.

Despite heightened invigilation, 359 applicants were still dealt with for violations during China's 2011 national public servant exam held on Saturday, the State Administration of Civil Service (SACS) on Sunday.

It was not clear how these applicants violated the rules or how they were dealt with, but previous violations included transmitting exam information via cell phones or other radio devices and using fake ID cards to attend the exam, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

According to rules, applicants will receive a "zero" for the exam if cheating is found, and serious violators will be banned from applying for official posts in five years.

The Ministry of Public Security and the radio supervision departments were also involved to ensure an orderly exam environment.