It’s hard to tell apart these twins from looks, and their ICSE exam score.
Meet identical twin sisters Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay of Loreto Convent School in Ranchi who have scored the same marks in all the subjects except Hindi in which Anorupa got 98 and Aporupa 97.
The two topped in computer by securing 100 out of 100, scored 95 in English, 99 in science, 98 in mathematics and 97 in history & geography.
While Anorupa, the elder sister, secured 98% in the class X exams, Aporupa scored 97.8%. They stand fourth and fifth in the list of toppers in Jharkhand.
The two sisters have been neck and neck in academics throughout their life. In class 9 exams, Aporupa had trumped her elder sister. And this healthy competition is likely to continue in future, the sisters say.
The twins even slogged together preparing for the exams. “We usually study together. It helps us understand our subjects better,” said Anorupa.
The two never took extra classes for their exams and assisted each other in their studies, said their father Shailesh Chattopadhyay, a professor of zoology at the Birsa Agriculture University.
And it seems they share the same dream about their future - to become doctors. The girls said they want to serve society by becoming doctors.
“There have been cases where identical twins have been found to have parallel intellect, likes and dislikes, especially if they grow up together. This can be one of those cases,” said Dr. Amool Ranjan, the Director of Ranchi Institute of neuro-psychiatry and allied sciences.
Their mother Moushumi Chattopadhyay, a homemaker, said: “I hope they pursue MBBS together,” she said.
Although Shailesh Chattopadhyay is happy with the bonding they share, he wants them to be self-reliant.
“It is not possible for them to be together all the time in future, so, they shouldn’t be dependent on each other,” he said.