You shouldn't leave hope for giving SSC Exam. Always be optimistic about giving exams. If you haven't face an exam why are you saying what if I failed the exam? Yes, it is a highly competitive exam and if you feel you have no patient or time to prepare for the exam again and crack it and either want a job or your family members/parents want you to start working now, then join any job, whether BPO, Back Office job or anything and you can crack this exam letter. Don't be afraid of your failure. If you cannot crack the exam, let it be, better try next time. Secondly, if you want to learn a new skill by doing short duration courses that are another great option. See, in today's age, most companies don't value degrees. The companies want skills from you and they want to get value from your skills which will be good and profitable. If you want to learn a short course, always choose a good training company/institute or better online courses and learn and utilize the courses by doing real-world projects and add a portfolio. By doing this you will be trusted by the companies and companies will hire you. Also don't just focus on your skills. Understand the business problem of the company and find out the ways to solve the problem. If your skills optimize solving business problems of the company, then focus on skills and try to add value to the company using your skills so that the company will get benefitted from you. Once the company gets value from you and is in the profitable stage, then surely you will be a valuable asset to the company and the company will never fire you easily which happens these days frequently. So best of luck for your future and try your luck in giving SSC Exam later if you want to work now or do short duration courses now.