Raman's elder brother C.S. Ayyar was in the 'Indian Audit and Accounts Service'
(I.A.A.S.). Raman also wanted to enter the same department. So he sat for the
competitive examination. The day before this examination, the results of the M.A.
examination were published. He had passed in first class recording the highest marks in
Madras University up to that time. He stood first in the I.A.A.S. examination also.
On May 6, 1907, Raman married Lokasundari Ammal.
the age of nineteen, Raman held a high post in the government. He was appointed as the
Assistant Accountant General in the Finance Department in Calcutta. And the same year
something happened to give a new turn to his life.